Monday, October 10, 2011

The Allen Family Return

Hooray!  The Allen family has come home to MN!  Dan, Emily, Eva and Benson flew in Saturday evening and we have been anticipating their return for a while now.  The last time we saw them was after Benson was born.  They will be here for almost 3 full weeks!  Dan has to get back to the grind early though due to school.  But in my opinion, Fall is the best time to visit MN!

I love having my whole family in one place, what a blessing that is.  It has been so much fun to see all 5 of the nieces and nephews run around and play with each other.  Kids are so care-free.

Benson is just all smiles.  Such a beautiful baby boy.  Eva is so dramatic, I love it. She talks full sentences now and is full of energy. Kind of reminds me of me....the dramatic part, not the energy part. Both of them have just gotten so big. 

Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure:

Friday, October 7, 2011

Third time around is a charm

Our ultrasound appointment was cancelled TWICE in a matter of two days.  The second time it was cancelled James and I had already checked in at the front desk and we were just waiting to be called to see the doctor....oh we got called alright, back up to the front desk to tell us that the doc had been called into the OR.

They could squeeze us in a little later with a nurse practitioner...after all I really didn't care who I saw just as long as they could tell me the gender and if the baby looked good.  Checking in for the second time that day. I calmly (as calmly as I could be at that point) asked if my ultrasound was still on if I wasn't seeing my regular doctor.  Nope, they didn't have any record of me having an ultrasound that day.  Apparently I was supposed to tell them last month to make an ULTRASOUND appointment not just any old appointment.  Would have been good to know, I don't know, say maybe last month?

All in all, they got us in for just a gender check.  I was already pretty emotional and James was so good at making sure I kept it together.  Everyone in our family thought it was a boy.  I didn't know what to think but I was hoping for a girl.  To see those tiny little hands and feet kick around was pretty amazing.  The tech finally said, well there it is, "Three Lines".....she paused and didn't say anything else and I'm thinking, OK.....AND?  You are having a baby girl.  When I heard her say that I couldn't really say anything, the whole day had been so overwhelming to me.  I can't even describe how very happy and grateful I felt in that moment.

I already started shopping and looking for things online that night......James glanced over and said, "oh geez, here we go".  :)

Our number one name is Gertie, thoughts?